Fossil’s LTE-enabled smartwatch is now available exclusively from Verizon. The company has previously seen much success making stylish Wear OS-powered smartwatches across its family of Fossil watch brands.
The smartwatch packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and comes with 8GB of storage. There’s a 1.3-inch screen in the 44mm body and the watch comes in either black or pink color schemes. There’s a 400 mAh battery that promises 20 hours of use or up to 3 days of standby time when connected to Verizon’s LTE network. The Gen 5 LTE can make or receive calls without a tethered smartphone.
Fossil’s Gen 5 also has a rotating center button for scrolling through menus. It also features heart rate monitoring for fitness tracking, sleep tracking, and a fully customizable battery saving mode. NFC enables Google Pay and Google Assistant is built into Wear OS.
The Fossil Gen 5 LTE replaced the Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro LTE as the only LTE-connected smartwatch that’s offered by the carrier on the Wear OS platform. Sadly, the Fossil Gen 5 doesn’t pack the newer wearable chipset from Qualcomm. The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 is the only Wear OS watch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 and the LTE variant hasn’t been announced for the US just yet.
The cellular enabled smartwatch is available from Verizon for $349 or $14.54/month for 24 months.